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    look up price

    Hi,

    Can ''lookup'' be used with the word ''price''? If yes, what does it mean? I googled it but couldn't figure out.

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    Re: look up price

    Yes. Here is an example. Walmart and some other stores provide scanners where you can scan the barcodes of goods offered for sale and learn their price. They could be called price lookup points,

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    #3

    Re: look up price

    I suspect you're talking about the verb "look up" instead of the noun "lookup."

    Following on from probus's example, e.g. "Scanners used in major stores can look up prices instantly."

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    #4

    Re: look up price

    How do you pronounce "look up prices"?

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    #5

    Re: look up price

    I can look up the price on a computer.
    My computer has a "price lookup" facility.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: look up price

    I understand that, but this is Pronunciation and Phonetics, isn't it? This thread should be moved to a relevant section, in my opinion.


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    #7

    Re: look up price

    You're right. I've moved it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: look up price

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    How do you pronounce "look up prices"?
    You stress and pause a little on the "p."

    I must say that I also looked at this question from a pronunciation angle.

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    #9

    Re: look up price

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    How do you pronounce "look up prices"?
    For me, the two words of "look up" are both unstressed, but the compound noun lookup has a stressed first syllable.

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    #10

    Re: look up price

    I note that this thread is now back in Pronunciation and Phonetics. I can't see anything in post #1 which suggests it was ever a question about pronunciation. However, only the OP knows. Untaught88 - was your original question about pronouncing "lookup/look up" and "price"? You asked if they could be used together and said you didn't know what the meant.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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